GDoN “easy city living among the trees” edition

This unit is located at 422 Butternut Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious condo 2 blocks to Takoma Metro Station! Enjoy easy city living among the trees in this terrace level unit with nice windows and lots of natural light. The galley kitchen is updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and opens up to the main living/dining room through a cute cut-out. Enjoy the spacious, carpeted bedrooms and giant walk-in closet in the master suite!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $319,900 ($350 monthly fee.)

5 Comment

  • HaileUnlikely

    Solid deal. Nothing to swoon over, but it is very hard to get this much space for this price this close to a Metro station. I live a few blocks from here and pass by this building daily. I detest the Safeway at Georgia & Piney Branch and wish there were other serious grocery options within walking distance. Unit appears to be on first floor, so I’d like to see how much I hear the upstairs neighbors walking (about building construction, not about specific neighbors). Only other significant negative for me is the rowdiness of the crowd of patrons of Takoma Station Tavern that spill out onto the street late at night once in a while (not all the time as some neighbors would make it out to be, but more than I’d like nonetheless).

    • Buyers should also take into account Takoma Station’s forthcoming roof deck, which could be very very noisy.

  • Don’t know how much space it is, or isn’t – I hate it when realtors don’t post sq. ft. – it is in the records, why not list it?. Not bad looking for a basement – only the one bedroom has the tiny, high basement-like window – but, as a result, that room will feel like a basement bedroom – yuk.. Living/Dining area seems small and cramped. The ceilings seem low, made worse by the lower boxed in ductwork or pipes. Too much to pay to live in a basement, I don’t care how big it is or how well-located it is. I would find it depressing.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Fair enough. Agreed on 2nd bedroom’s window. Redfin indicates this is 907 sqft.
      I paid a bit less than this for an entire house not far away about 3 years ago. There are lots of things about DC real estate that I find depressing, even if I might ultimately benefit from it financially. If I were in the market right now for the first time, i.e., without equity from my current house, this would be around the upper bound of what I could afford, and I am not exactly poor by any sensible standard.

    • “Terrace level” really shouldn’t be a synonym for “partial basement,” but I have to admit I have major closet envy.

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